About the GSP

Founded in January 1998, the Genocide Studies Program at Yale University’s MacMillan Center conducts research, seminars and conferences on comparative, interdisciplinary, and policy issues relating to the phenomenon of genocide, and has provided training to researchers from afflicted regions, including Cambodia, Rwanda, and East Timor. The GSP also maintains research projects on those catastrophes, on the Nazi Holocaust, the genocides in Bosnia and Darfur, and on colonial and indigenous genocides. The Program is an affiliate of the Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies and is sponsored by the Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights at Yale Law School.

In the two-year period 2006-2008, the websites of the Genocide Studies Program and its first project, the Cambodian Genocide Program (CGP), received over two million ‘hits.’ From December 10, 2006 to December 14, 2008, the GSP site received 1,009,523 hits, including 85,614 views of this homepage, and the separate CGP website received another 1,026,351 hits, including 291,445 views of the Cambodian Genocide Program.

Awards won by Yale’s Cambodian Genocide Program and GSP

GSP Reports

Tenth Anniversary Report, 2004

Report, 1998-2001

Annual Reports:

2015-16 2014-15 |2013-14 | 2012-13 | 2010-11 | 2009-10 2008-09 | 2007-08 | 2006-07  2005-06 | 2004-05 2002-03 | 2001-2002

The Genocide Studies Program gratefully acknowledges funding from:

  • Frederick J. Iseman, Esq.
  • The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Inc.
  • The Jocarno Fund
  • The Open Society Institute of the Soros Foundation
  • The Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies
  • Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany, Inc.
  • The Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Fund
  • The Coca-Cola Fund
  • Institution for Social and Policy Studies, Yale University

N.B. Students are welcome to use and cite the GSP website for research papers. However, GSP staff are unable to answer queries for high-school and undergraduate papers.  

Yale University and the Genocide Studies Program acknowledge that indigenous peoples and nations, including Mohegan, Mashantucket Pequot, Eastern Pequot, Schaghticoke, Golden Hill Paugussett, Niantic, and the Quinnipiac and other Algonquian speaking peoples, have stewarded through generations the lands and waterways of what is now the state of Connecticut.  We honor and respect the enduring relationship that exists between these peoples and nations and this land.